Campfire S’mores GU Is What Running Nutrition Dreams Are Made Of

Runners, I have finally found a new energy gel flavor to get excited about. It’s called Campfire S’mores, and it tastes exactly how it sounds. Expect that initial creamy chocolately-ness followed by clouds of caramel with that hint of graham cracker without the crunch. It’s basically made to be enjoyed while exploring through the great … Continue reading Campfire S’mores GU Is What Running Nutrition Dreams Are Made Of

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Disney Princess Half Marathon Is One Month Away: Here’s Why (And How) I Already Feel Ready

In exactly one month I will be transformed into a regular Disney fan to a Disney Princess Half Marathon finisher. And I already feel ready.     The thing about half marathon training is it really flies by. With what seems like the flick of a wand, it’s magically the last 4 weeks of a … Continue reading Disney Princess Half Marathon Is One Month Away: Here’s Why (And How) I Already Feel Ready

Taking On Hills: New Challenges As A Half Marathoner

I can’t believe I am admitting this in writing, but I am learning to appreciate hilly runs. Well, I won’t go as far to say I love them, this is a long way from doing everything in my power to avoid them like the plague. There are a few reasons why running hills is important … Continue reading Taking On Hills: New Challenges As A Half Marathoner

The Last Long Run Before The Big Long Run

It’s the home stretch. My body is tired, but it still has the drive to keep going. My mind is set on finishing and there has not been a single doubt lingering that I won’t be able to meet my goal. It’s my last long run before my half marathon, 12 miles on a warm … Continue reading The Last Long Run Before The Big Long Run

Two PRs In One Week: Race Recaps And Strategies For Placing At A 5k

Aside from placing in a race, getting a PR is the ideal scenario for any runner who has a competitive bone in them. I managed to do both: place in a race for the first time ever, and set my new personal record. Then just a few days later I set yet another PR. As … Continue reading Two PRs In One Week: Race Recaps And Strategies For Placing At A 5k

This Is What It’s Like To Place At A 5K

I hadn’t been nervous for a race in a really long time. The butterflies felt foreign the night before as I lay in bed thinking about the morning that lies ahead. Soon they rested their wings as I envisioned crossing the finish line as my feet flew. Instead, the cheerleaders in my head clapped their … Continue reading This Is What It’s Like To Place At A 5K

Here’s Why Hill Repeats Are Important For Runners

Runners have a love/hate relationship with hills. And while sometimes it’s an obstacle just to get motivated to lace up, adding hill repeats into regular running schedules is worth that uphill climb. For the longest time, I used to avoid hills at all costs. It’s much easier to stick to the flat lands, never going … Continue reading Here’s Why Hill Repeats Are Important For Runners